Follow these steps to apply for financial aid and scholarships at the Middlebury Institute.
Step 1: Submit your free application for federal student aid (FAFSA).
U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other eligible non-citizens must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before we can finalize your financial aid offer letter.
Starting with the 2017-18 FAFSA application cycle, the following changes will be put in place:
- Students will be able to submit a FAFSA earlier. Students will be able to file a 2017-18 FAFSA as early as Oct. 1, 2016, rather than beginning on Jan. 1 2017. The earlier submission date will be a permanent change, enabling students to complete and submit a FAFSA as early as October 1 every year.
- Students will use earlier income information. Beginning with the 2017-18 FAFSA, students will be required to report income information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017-2018 FAFSA, students will report their 2015 income information, rather than their 2016 income information.
We recommend that you review a summary of key dates as we transition to using the early FAFSA submission timeframe and earlier tax information. Our school code is 001241. Get started today by creating your Federal Student Aid ID.
We may ask you to submit additional documentation, such as a signed copy of your taxes or verification of citizenship status. We are required by federal regulations to verify this information before issuing a finalized financial aid offer letter. If we require additional information, we will contact you via email.
Step 2: Submit your MIIS financial aid application.
Complete and submit your financial aid application. We will consider you for the following types of aid and issue an estimated financial aid offer letter:
- Federal work-study for U.S. students
- Federal education loans for U.S. students
- Private loans for U.S. and international students
Please apply as early as possible. While we do not have a formal deadline to apply for financial aid, we do have limited funding for many types of aid. You do not need to wait until you have been admitted to one of our degree programs to apply for financial aid. We will review your application once you’ve been admitted.
Step 3: Review your financial aid offer letter.
If you are an admitted student and you’ve submitted your FAFSA and Middlebury Institute financial aid application, we will email you an award letter with instructions for accepting the aid offered to you.
Step 4: Receive your financial aid award.
If you have completed the required steps above and are registered for classes, your financial aid will be released at the beginning of the semester. We will credit your student account for the total amount. If your financial aid award exceeds tuition and fees, we will issue you a refund check within the first two weeks of the semester.